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  • Summary: One of the biggest names in boxing returns after a 15-year hiatus. Grab a Wii Remote controller in one hand and a Nunchuk controller in the other and step back into the ring with a modern update of the classic Punch-Out!! Little Mac is back! Everyone’s favorite underdog from the 1980s joinsOne of the biggest names in boxing returns after a 15-year hiatus. Grab a Wii Remote controller in one hand and a Nunchuk controller in the other and step back into the ring with a modern update of the classic Punch-Out!! Little Mac is back! Everyone’s favorite underdog from the 1980s joins the best of the original Punch-Out!! cast in a modern re-imagination of the series. Players will find familiar names like Glass Joe, King Hippo and trainer Doc Louis. These boxers come to life again in cel-shaded 3-D, complete with hilarious fighting animations and back stories that capture all the fun and flair of the original Punch-Out!! games. The motion-sensitive controls of the Wii console mean that when players throw punches, Little Mac throws punches as well. Additionally, you can control hooks and jabs by combining motion control with control-stick movement. The motion-sensing Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers turn real-life swings into on-screen punches, so anyone can play. The game can also be played with classic NES-style controls by turning the Wii Remote sideways. Characters: Little Mac, Glass Joe, King Hippo, Doc Louis, Von Kaiser and other unannounced favorites. Special powers/weapons/moves/features: Players can obtain special "Star Punches," which allow Little Mac to take more Health from his rival in a single punch. Motion Control (Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers) Punch-Out!! uses the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers to simulate throwing punches. Use the Nunchuk to throw a left punch and the Wii Remote to throw a right punch. Classic Control (Wii Remote NES style) Fans of the NES version and core gamers will be excited to see Nintendo has also included the option to play Punch-Out!! using the classic layout from the original NES controller. Use the 1 and 2 buttons along with the cross pad to throw hooks and jabs or to dodge. [Nintendo] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 62
  2. Negative: 0 out of 62
  1. 100
    While Punch Out!! makes for an entertaining enough solitary experience, the back-seat driving aspect makes it positively shine as a party game. There's nothing quite like having a few friends over, passing the controller around, shouting advice, and just generally bonding over some hilarious, bloodless violence.
  2. From the music to the controls and Doc’s worthless advice between rounds, everything in Punch Out!! hearkens back to a time before bump-mapping and load screens, a time when games didn’t have to rely on downloadable content or pre-order bonuses to be great.
  3. 90
    Punch-Out!! is destined to become one of this generation's top classics, right up there with Super Mario Galaxy. It's one heckuva peace offering for Nintendo's jilted lifers, an elaborate brainteaser for everyone who picks it up, and absolutely the best Punch-Out!! to date. If you're still fishing for a reason to own a Wii, this is it.
  4. Overall, the gameplay itself is fun, and there are enough options (Wii Remote, Wii Remote/Nunchuk, Balance Board) to suit the preferences of any gamer.
  5. Punch-Out for the Wii isn't much different from the NES version, but it hardly matters when it's this much fun.
  6. It’s an ardently old-school video game, big on simple, challenging fun and wonderfully overblown, colourful caricatures. A gorgeous, gleeful tribute to how video games used to be.
  7. Punch-Out!! for Wii is a great comeback from a classic saga. People who lived prior games will like it, but it also appeal to new gamers with its funny design and astounding personality.

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  1. Aug 8, 2014
    10
    This is the 2nd best Wii game, no question. Just behind Brawl. Very reminiscent of the NES and SNES titles. There are no issues with thisThis is the 2nd best Wii game, no question. Just behind Brawl. Very reminiscent of the NES and SNES titles. There are no issues with this game. Buy it. Expand
  2. Apr 26, 2011
    10
    Excellent graphics. Fun gameplay. One of the best on Wii!!! Little Mac is back and this time he's fighting some new characters.Excellent graphics. Fun gameplay. One of the best on Wii!!! Little Mac is back and this time he's fighting some new characters. This is a worthy sequel in the punch out series with many nationalities to fight. German. Italian. Spanish. Glass Joe etc. etc. kind of short game but supports the wii remote rather well. Expand
  3. EvanB.
    May 19, 2009
    10
    A fantastic game that brings out the old and the new in a Nintendo franchise. Nintendo should continue to do this in the future! Playing A fantastic game that brings out the old and the new in a Nintendo franchise. Nintendo should continue to do this in the future! Playing through all 13 characters twice adds to the replayability of Punch-Out!! It's like having 26 fighters because of how new and fresh the second time around is! Highly recommended. Expand
  4. Dec 24, 2013
    10
    The Game involves a lot of challenges to overcome along with a superb story and an awesome wii controls. This game also causes a lot ofThe Game involves a lot of challenges to overcome along with a superb story and an awesome wii controls. This game also causes a lot of Exercise.
    This is one of my Favourte wii Games Highly Recommended for Wii Owners.
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  5. Dec 27, 2011
    9
    Punch-Out!! For Wii - One Line Review!

    Good challenge, not too hard, great retro feel - A lot of fun, the option to play with the
    Punch-Out!! For Wii - One Line Review!

    Good challenge, not too hard, great retro feel - A lot of fun, the option to play with the nuchuck/balance board is a lot of fun too - the graphics and presentation are awesome! Check it out - http://www.punchout.com/
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  6. Jan 27, 2014
    9
    Punch-Out Wii is a game anyone who has a Wii U or Wii should have, It's lighthearted humor and fast paced action are what makes this gamePunch-Out Wii is a game anyone who has a Wii U or Wii should have, It's lighthearted humor and fast paced action are what makes this game shine, not only that, but Nintendo did a wonderful job integrating the Wii's motion controls into the game. Even though i stick with the classic controls, anyone who loves motion controls will love this game. The only disappointing thing about Punch-Out Wii is its lackluster multiplayer, but other than that, Punch-Out Wii is a must-have game for your Wii collection! Expand
  7. Oct 7, 2010
    7
    The single player experience of Punch-Out is amazing. However, the multiplayer mode lacks in the fun department. Give Punch-Out a shot if youThe single player experience of Punch-Out is amazing. However, the multiplayer mode lacks in the fun department. Give Punch-Out a shot if you liked any of the previous installments. Expand

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